Val Gardena
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Jaroslav Nečas
Brno, Czech Republic1,447 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Famous Italian ski center connected with Val Di Fassa. I spend several days here during winter holiday. Center contain many ski slopes of all possible difficulties. Expect many visitors and queues in the morning on the way up by cabin car.
Written March 12, 2024
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sabrinaamans2024
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The most beautiful mountain in the World

Amazing ski view

Not much snowing (funny weather) as it was raining the day we arrived (such luck)
Yet we get to ski daily but by afternoon its sloshy and mogul appearing at certain slopes but we got good training for rough skiing conditions … ) the weather was warm thanks to climate change 🙏
When weather improved, it was blue sky and mesmerising and our jaw dropped every time…😊🤩💕
Written February 25, 2024
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Fearless41082546192
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Beautiful views and amazing ski slopes. We probably will come back. Definitely recommend to visit :)
Written January 2, 2024
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Woody029
Yorkshire16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Fantastic ski area with good lifts access to all areas. Whilst visiting do the green and orange sella ronda. It's a great way of seeing other areas of the Dolomites so that you can decide which areas you want to revisit. Beware unless you are experienced do not take the alternative ronda routes as there are some steep/narrow black runs on these.
Stick to the normal and it's red and blue runs. Ski bus access is good and frequent. When we visited it was unseasonally warm and whilst there wasn't loads of natural snow, Selva used snow cannons and managed their pistes well. This meant that 180 out 180 runs were open but did become slushy and heavy mid afternoon. If visiting at this time of year and it's warm, I would recommended getting the first lift at 0830 and finishing early. Selva isn't a party place but there are a few good bars for apres ski.
Written April 4, 2023
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Fiona186534
Auchterarder, UK44 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Poor lift interlinking compared to Austria. If Val Gardena wants to be the World Championship host in 2019 it better do something about the lifts and the buses. Buses *should* stop at the lift station but no…they have to stop 300m away from the lift station. My husband has chronic fatigue and is trying to ski but the amount of walking and carrying skis is totally depleting his energy. The piste map does not show blue runs at the top of Dantercepies which are shown on the piste. Wanted to get a bus to the blues at Plan de Gralba. The first 354 bus only went as far as Plan so what use is that?? Buses are rarer than hen’s teeth!! We are heading back to Austria from now on - Val Gardena is not worth the effort. It’s just a s**t ski area. Even the nursery area at Nives- none of the lifts interlink?? It is just rubbish! I know people will disagree with me but I’ve worked in Switzerland and Austria for over 3 years in ski resorts and Selva is the worst!
Written March 7, 2023
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janinesvanberg
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Very well prepped slopes. Compared to St Anton in Austria the black slopes where easy here.
Overall a very nice Holliday. You can be a good to very bad skier and still enjoy selva in Val Gardena.
The town was charming and the food good.
Written March 3, 2023
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Old Bob
North Yorkshire, UK72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We stayed in Selva as a base for a weeks skiing in Val Gardena, the Sellaronda and beyond. There really is something for everyone here. There are easily accessible nursery slopes for the newbies in every town and village in the area. There are Cruisey Blues for family days out. Try the blues runs at Alpe di Suise with a stunning backdrop. Access via the gondola out of Ortisei. There is a huge network of blue runs above Corvara accessed via the Sellaronda. If reds are your thing you won’t know what to do with yourself but pick a few of the Great 8 runs which include several World Cup runs. Do not miss the 10.5km run from Secada into Ortisei. Not difficult but very beautiful and seems to go on and on. Thrill seekers will have to seek out the black which are great. Top tip. If doing the Sellaronda anti-clockwise take the block from the top of the Dantercepeis; it’s quieter and easier than the red when it gets chopped up in the afternoons. For the competitive try the Sellaronda both ways at one go. You can expect occasional queues especially on the Sellaronda but it’s a small price to pay for some fabulous skiing. There is 1200km of connected pistes. Where not connected by lift or piste there is an excellent ski bus service throughout the area. The views will stun, the refuges satisfy, the mountains inspire.
Written February 20, 2023
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Lydia K
Boston, MA57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We visited in early September because our goal was hiking in the area around Ortisei. And wow, wow, wow!!
Ski lifts, cable cars, furniculars are everywhere. Not 100% of them operate in the offseason but the maps available at hotels are pretty specific. Be sure to double check hours of operation so you can time your return correctly. Each day was spectacular and different. We stayed in Ortisei and sometimes took buses at the start or end of our days. Some of the trails are not open in the fall season (after Sept and before ski season starts) so be sure to do your research if going in say, October or November. The conditions can become too reacherous for hiking (the week after we left it snowed at some of the higher trails and they were closed to hiking) and I think they do trail maintenance.
My only less positive comment would be that the buses were always packed with many standing. It's hard to imagine how people manage with skis! Perhaps there are many more buses in ski season - but we could have used more buses on the routes in September. This goes for the buses to/from Bolzano as well.
If at all possibe - go see this gorgeous part of the world!
Written February 19, 2023
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JHH1962
Leidschendam, The Netherlands17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Beautiful area, perfect holiday destination both for winter as well as sommer. Perfect skiing, Sella Ronda, Marmolada, Alta Badia etc
Written February 10, 2023
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Busy B
Bridgwater, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Only a few blue runs so not many ski schools. Hardly any boarders. Snow was perfect when we went. Unusually for us, we will go back again.
Written January 28, 2023
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